Bon Voyage, Armchair Travel!

by Marie B Vacations exist only because they serve as breaks from the norm. Alas, our vacation by book must come to a close now. I hope you’ve enjoyed traveling with us via Beyond Bestsellers: Armchair Travel. If you missed the boat, you can still take our quiz and discover your reading destination. Did you travel […]

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Disease and Medicine in History

by Jennifer K. I love a good disease book. What (you may ask) makes a good disease book? First of all, I want to learn what the disease does to the human body. In clearly understandable layman’s terms, tell me about the disgusting symptoms, the horrifying rate of transmission, the tragic death toll. Anecdotes full […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Armchair Travel

By Marie B Whether you enjoy reading someone else’s real life exploits, immersing yourself in a locale by way of a great story, or simply looking at the pictures, books can take you where you want to go. This month for Beyond Bestsellers we’ll look at books with a focus on places other than home.  […]

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In the Midst of Weird History

by Emily Z Pssst! Hey there, fine and goodly readers–just checking in with you at the midpoint of our journey through time and also the month of October. It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through the Weird History edition of our Beyond Bestsellers series and I hope it’s been suitably, satisfyingly strange so far. I […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Weird History

by Emily Z. It’s a new month and that means a new Beyond Bestsellers theme! This October, we’re all about keeping it weird and historical with some weird history. What is that? Is that a genre of book now? Yes. Why just weird history, you ask? Well, the thing about history is that there’s a […]

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Blurring the Lines: The Hebrides in Fact & Fiction

By Marie B. Have you ever found yourself reading a novel and thinking, “What/where/who is that?” This happens to me all the time. I usually read at night, and my favorite works of fiction have me turning pages and reaching for my computer for some impromptu research long after I ought to be sleeping. The […]

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New Book Group Kits for the New Year!

by Jackie P. We’ve recently added a large batch of new book discussion kits to our collection! Whether you belong to a private club, a Sno-Isle Library book club, or you want to start your own, these kits are a great way to connect with your community and spark discussion about the big questions. See the new kits below: […]

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Continuing Edutainment

by Marina M. Learning: it’s not just for school I like to know stuff. That’s probably why I chose librarianship as a profession. And what I learned while I was getting my degree is that I really enjoyed the research aspect of all those papers I had to write. For both my undergraduate and graduate […]

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So Long! Farewell!

by Liz K. Welcome to my last blog post as a member of the Readers’ Services Team! Blog writing, book list making, and reading challenge planning…My three-year term has flown by! Busy and fun, with a dash of occasional stress, I am really going to miss being part of this group. So now what? What […]

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Microhistories: Sating Our Curiosity One Book at a Time

by Jocelyn R. Sometimes kids go through a phase where “why” is their favorite question. But kids aren’t the only ones who like to ask that question. Some of us adults also seek knowledge about the world by asking why, and wondering how things came to be the way they are. Luckily for us, others […]

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